The Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Nasco and the Hoard Historical Museum, recently organized a breakfast to welcome Fort Atkinson’s newest teachers and administrators on Monday, August 16. Approximately 50 newly hired teachers from Fort Atkinson’s public and private schools were invited for a meet-and-great style breakfast served by Carla’s Catering, hosted at the Hoard Historical Museum, and sponsored by Nasco. This annual tradition is a way of thanking these educators and leaders for their investment in Fort Atkinson’s youth, and for helping prepare them for future vocations.
New teachers and administrators were welcomed by Merrilee Lee (Director at the Hoard Historical Museum), Rebecca Houseman-Lemire (City Manager of Fort Atkinson), Kris Bakke (Customer Engagement Manager at Nasco), Mike Ehlers (Fort Atkinson Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors President), and Dr. Rob Abbott (School District of Fort Atkinson Superintendent).
Every new teacher and administrator also received a welcome bag filled with classroom supplies sponsored by local businesses. Sponsoring businesses included: Badger Bank, Bender, Kind & Stafford DDS, Crimson Salon & Spa, FCCU, Festival Foods, Fort Family Dental, Fort HealthCare, Fort Real Estate Company, Fort Tax Service, Frostie Freeze, Jefferson County Board of Realtors, Jefferson County Tourism Council, Jonas Office Supply, Jones Market, Madison Area Technical College, mkCellular, Nasco, Next Home Success, Pick ‘N Save, PremierBank, Remedy Intelligent Staffing, Rock River Dental, Thrivent Financial/Michael Stade, TriCor Insurance, World Finance Corporation, Yerges Moving & Storage, and Young Auditorium.